2016 Caf Champions League: Sundowns 2-0 ZESCO United - AS IT HAPPENED

2016 Caf Champions League: Sundowns 2-0 ZESCO United - AS IT HAPPENED
Keagan Dolly of Mamelodi Sundowns dribbles past Misheck Chaila of Zesco United

by Staff Reporter

Saturday Sep 24, 2016. 20:51

Good evening and welcome to our LIVE coverage of the 2016 Caf Champions League semifinal second-leg clash between Mamelodi Sundowns and ZESCO United from the Lucas Moripe Stadium, in Atteridgeville - close to the Pretoria.

Mamelodi Sundowns: Onyango; Langerman, Nthethe, Arendse, Mbekile - Kekana - Mabunda (Soumahoro 88'), Tau (Modise 79') - Dolly, Billiat, Laffor

ZESCO United: Banda; Oluwafemi, Bahn, Odhiambo,Silwimba - Ching'andu (Kambole 62'), Chaila, Chama, Mtonga (Mbombo 73') - Mwanza (Mwape 59'), Were

As it happened Commentary: 

90+3' - Full-Time: Mamelodi Sundowns 2-0 ZESCO United (3-2 on aggregate) Sundowns advance to the 2016 Caf Champions League final.

90' - Three minutes added.

86' - SHOT! Chaila lets fly, but Arendse is well positioned to clear from danger. Wave after wave of attack and Onyango is quick off his line to gather a cross.

80' - Into the final 10 minutes of the clash. Nervy moments at either end of the park as Teko Modise makes his way onto the field.

71' - Last ditch defending denies Laffor a clear chance. ZESCO pressing higher, opening space for the Brazilians to hit on the counter-attack.

70' - Into the final knockings of the game. As things stand, Sundowns will book their place in the final. A goal for ZESCO will take the game straight to penalties.

64' - GOAL! Sundowns double their lead. That was coming. Langerman picks out Tau who nods home from close range.

60' - CHANCE! Billiat connects well on the volley, but Banda is well positioned to make an easy save.

59' - Corner-kick for Sundowns comes to nothing as ZESCO clear their lines. The Brazilians pressing forward for the second.

50' - Cagey start to the second-half . Game is in the balance, a goal for ZESCO will throw the cat among the pigeons. For Sundowns, a second goal will be key, but not as crucial as keeping a clean. sheet.

46' - Second-half has kicked-off

45+1' - Half-Time: Sundowns 1-0 ZESCO United

45' - One minute added at the end of the first-half.

44' - POST! Mabunda lets fly from range - his thunderbolt has the beating of Banda but not the woodwork! so close and so unlucky.

39' - ZESCO creating chances of their own and Mabunda does well to strip Were of the ball with the striker just about to pull the trigger from close range. The Zambians are playing a very high-line and if Sundowns are able to play he ball over the two centre-backs the trio of Laffor, Billiat and Dolly will have chances.

32' - CHNACE! ZESCO's defence all over the place as Dolly goes close to doubling the hosts lead - Banda gets back well to keep the score at 2-1.

30' - Half-hour played in Atteridgeville; still Sundowns lead 1-0 (2-2 on aggregate). As things stand, Sundowns will progress to the final.

25' - CLOSE! Billiat burst through on goal, cuts onto his favoured right-foot, but slips in the process of shooting as the ball flies wide.

18' - JUST WIDE! Action packed start to the game - Wayne Arendse sets up Laffor who's powerful shot whistles inches wide of Banda's goal.

17' - POST! Jackson Mwanza's looping shot rattles the woodwork. ZESCO so close to the all important away goal.

16' - Khama Billiat wins a free-kick, dusts himself off and takes it on himself; ball flies just over.

14' - Laffor - high on confidence - is a difficult man to stop; the Liberian ghosts past his marker before whipping in a cross - good defending by ZESCO at the back post, resulting corner-kick comes to nothing.

9'  - SAVE! Onyango with a good save to deny Jese Were. Space opened up for the Kenya international who draws a top save out of his fellow East African. ZESCO do pose a substantial threat on attack.

5' - GOAL SUNDOWNS! Great start by the hosts, Laffor show great composure in the box; blazes his marker before hammering home from close range! Just what the Brazilians were looking for - and it is that man Laffor once again. The man for the big occasion.

1- ' Kick-off

- Healthy crowd has gathered with around 400 ZESCO fans in attendance. Sundowns president Patrice Motsepe is also here this evening.

- Sundowns will attack the goal to the left in the first-half. The Brazilians in blue and yellow - Zesco  in orange and green.

- Chama straight back into the line-up for the Zambians with Pitso Mosimane turning to Anthony Laffor for this clash. The Liberian came off the bench in midweek; scoring the winner in a 1-0 win over Chippa United in the MTN8 semifinals.

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